We’ve all been there. It’s 5 p.m., the gang is hungry, and you’re too tired to pull off a healthy dinner. But here at SkinnyMs., we believe that healthy eating doesn’t need to be fussy or time-consuming. Check out these 7 weight-loss meals for busy moms.
Along with these recipes, other strategies will help make dinner a breeze. For example, prepare easy weight loss meals by dusting off that slow cooker. Mix the ingredients before breakfast or lunch, and then leave the meal to cook throughout the day. If the morning is going to be crazy-busy, prep ingredients the night before when possible so you can simply place them in the crockpot the next morning. Visit SkinnyMs. Slow Cooker for tasty meal ideas.
Another key to eating meals for weight loss is planning the menu. Set aside 10 or 15 minutes before the weekly grocery trip to plan each day’s recipes. Not only does this save you some unnecessary mid-week trips, it also saves you from the temptation of preparing unhealthy processed foods.
Note: We’ve shown Points Plus totals below, but each recipe link includes additional nutrition info as well as Previous Points totals.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Chicken
With muscle-nourishing lean chicken and heart-healthy artichoke, this super low-fuss recipe will fill your stomach without adding to your waistline—it offers only 6 Points Plus.
Blackened Sockeye Salmon
Make your heart and hips happy with this easy, delish 7 Points Plus dish.
Roasted Cauliflower, Red Peppers, and Olives
If you haven’t tried yummy roasted cauliflower yet, give this recipe a go—it delivers 4 Points Plus.
Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas
Heat the veggies, wrap the quesadillas, and you’re good to go with meals for weight loss, like this one, which offers a body-loving 7 Points Plus.
Sweet Potato Fries
Our slice-season-bake recipe is easy on your time and your thighs—it’s got 3 Points Plus per serving.
Slow Cooker Tamale Pie with Cornbread Crust
Indulge in that TexMex flavor you love without the guilt with meals for weight loss like this one, an easy crockpot dinner with 9 Points Plus.
Clean- Eating Almond Butter Fudge
Add a sweet touch to the end of weight loss meals with this 3 Points Plus dessert.
Slow Cooker Skinny Spaghetti
This mom-approved recipe offers only 7 Points Plus, and it will satisfy everyone at the table.
No Bake Lemon Berry Cups
This healthy dessert has 3 Points Plus and good-for-your-family nutrients, like probiotics, antioxidants, and protein.
Skinny Chicken Tacos with Guacamole
Learn how fantastic a homemade taco recipe can be with this crowd-pleaser. These tacos are loaded with lean protein as well as fiber and antioxidants, plus they deliver 4 Points Plus per serving.
One-Pot Mexican Style Quinoa
With 5 Points Plus, this superfood side is a great addition to any Mexican-inspired entrée.
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